“That’s not what I said” – John Paintsil Backtracks On Christian Atsu Snub, Denies Accusing GFA

Former Ghana defender, John Paintsil, has come to clarify his recent comments in the wake of the death of Christian Atsu.

Paintsil insists that his comments were not targeted at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and its officers.

Over the last couple of days, Paintsil has come in for a lot of media and online discussions after his criticism of the attitudes of the GFA upon the demise of Christian Atsu.

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John Paintsil
John Paintsil

Many have construed his comments as a direct attack on the Ghana Football Association.

He is reported to have told Original FM that the FA snubbed him and kicked him out of the Black Stars at age 31, making Atsu struggle to get a permanent stay in a club since the snub.

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Paintsil went on to add that we all know the value and respect your club gives you when you play for your nation, so don’t pretend you loved him because you don’t at all.

The former Ghana defender has however come out to state that his comment was general and not meant as an attack on the GFA.

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He said that is not what he said and that he never mentioned the FA.
He insists that he was referring to the hypocrisy of all Ghanaians as a people.

Source: Kingaziz.com